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Nantahala Noon Day IPA
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nantahala Brewing Company’s inaugural beer is made with pale malt and a generous amount of crystal malts. In addition to the copious amounts of pellet hops used in the kettle, we run is through our uniquely designed “hop back” which mingles fresh hop flowers with the wort on the way to the fermenter. This process, along with dry hopping, produces a piney, grapefruit and grassy aroma and helps contribute to a crisp, dry finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with piney hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and piney finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours a rich offwhite head with slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is earthy fruit/resin, secondary light malt. Taste is dank.earthy fruit/resin hops, secondary light/medium malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: April 17, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, floral hops, lots of sweetness
Flavor: light sweet crystal malt flavor, plenty of balancing hops, growing bitterness, lingering bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a kind of hazy, dull orange appearance with a light brown head. Grassy, grapefruity, kind of juicy aroma. Moderate bitterness. Chewy cracker flavor. Somewhat dry. Tangerine / orange fruity flavor. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pour is hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cardboard, bread, hints of orange, slight some slight marmalade, oxidation, some slight grass. Taste is a mix of grass, biscuit, bread, hints of spice, hints of caramel, oxidation, finishing fairly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Nicely inviting orange-yellow pour, somewhat opaque and cloudy. Drinks with a sharply acidic bite, and a bitter orange finish. Quite quenching and drinkable. (#4323, 10/6/2011)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Damn fine fruity nose, hints of pale malts, a touch of caramel perhaps, lots of citrus and floral hops, pine. Solid hop aroma. Yes. Pours golden, nice head and lace. The flavor is nice and quenching burst of citrus, pine, and floral hops. Light malt base provides just a bit of sweetness and a little balance. Mostly bright and engaging with hops. Love the lower ABV. Drank the whole growler and felt great the next day. Good shit here!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Slightly cloudy gold, decent head. Nice hoppy aroma - lots of citrus and some other fruity notes. Flavor si pretty much what you’d expect, given the aroma - grapefruit and other citrus flavors, with maybe a touch of brown sugar. Very tasty. Brewgrass 2010.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Orange pour with watery white head. Huge sweet caramel malt aroma, resiny hops, and a citrus kicker. Sweet malt resiny/perfumy hops with a very nice bitter finish. Nice balance. Medium full bodied but just a tad fizzy. A very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Mild aroma is floral and grapefruit. Mild taste is floral, citrus and malts
Ok, thin and mild flavors and aroma.


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